Share

Mostly clear

Fri

22°C | 12°C

Broken cloud

Sat

18°C | 11°C

Moderate showers

Sun

16°C | 10°C

Home   Dartford   News   Article

Task group to aid Dartford high street

04 September 2014
by Thom Morris

A crack team is to be created to help rejuvenate Dartford town centre.

At a meeting on Tuesday night, councillors were expected to agree to create a Town Centre Task Group which will work to boost the high street.

It comes in the week that Dartford’s Thursday market moved from Sainsbury’s into the town centre.

Dartford town centre

Dartford town centre

The report before councillors focuses on three main areas and will consider the value of town centre loyalty schemes; working with large retailers and seeing how they can help improve trading conditions and seeing whether cheaper rents or pop up shops could help improve occupancy.

The report to the Policy Overview Committee states: “The committee has undertaken to establish a Task Group to explore a number of initiatives being undertaken by town centres around the UK, consider whether they have contributed towards any improvements in those towns and decide whether they might improve the viability of Dartford’s town centre.”

Councillors on the team will be Matt Bryant, Matthew Davis, David Hammock, John Hayes, David Mote, Marilyn Peters and Catherine Stafford, under the chairmanship of Eddy Lampkin.

Click here for more news from Dartford.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.